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Under the Sidewalks of New York The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World

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ISBN-10: 0823216187

ISBN-13: 9780823216185

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

Authors: Brian J. Cudahy

List price: $35.00
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Since the first subway opened in 1904, the New York Subway system and its trains have provided millions of New Yorkers with cheap, fast, and remarkably reliable transportation. The New York subway system lacks the electronic complexity of such modern operations as the Washington, D.C. Metro or San Francisco's BART, and New Yorkers have few qualms in admitting that theirs is not the world's most beautiful subway. But as it is in no other city on earth, the subway of New York is intimately woven into the fabric and identity of the city itself. Transportation expert Brian Cudahy recounts the history of the New York subway systems in a book that is full of detail, historical anecdote, and the wonders of twentieth - century technology. Tracing the system from it first short IRT look to the extensive network of today, with information about such fascinating sidelights as the city's traim systems and the PATH trains linking New York and New Jersey, he has produced a complete, thoroughly researched and annotated, and fully illustrated history that will delight subway buffs, students of urban affairs, and all those who love the city of New York.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Brian Cudahy has served as the director of the office of transit management with the Department of Transportation. He writes on Urban Architecture, focusing on the historical aspects of transit systems. In Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the World's Greatest Subway System, he chronicled the development of the subway and provided a chronological overview of rapid transit. He has also written histories of the Boston subway, Hudson tubes, Pennsylvania railroad tunnels, and the Chicago rapid transit system.